The Duelist (Duelyant) (2016)
"Writer-director Mizgirev has a sharpshooter's cold pair of eyes. His lens adds an antiseptic quality to the many deaths... It's Fyodorov's performance that communicates the emotional burden of killing."
Daughters of the Dust (1991)
Mr. Pig (Sr. Pig) (2016)
"Glover is always pleasant to hang out with, Rudolph gets to show off her considerable dramatic chops, while Joel Murray makes a blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameo. And if you don't think you can feel sorry for a pig, wait for those last few minutes."
Always Shine (2016)
Seasons (Les saisons) (2016)
"As to be expected from the directors of Winged Migration, the meditative Seasons is a sparsely narrated collection of often-stunning footage of animals going on about their business, sometimes in spite of humanity's best efforts."
I Am Not Madame Bovary (2016)
"The film does work as an interesting formalistic experiment... I Am Not Madame Bovary doesn't attempt to prettify the smoggy, overcrowded landscape, making the already-small frame feel that much more claustrophobic."
Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare) (2016)
The Similars (Los Parecidos) (2016)
The Love Witch (2016)
Company Town (2016)
King Cobra (2016)
Gimme Danger (2016)
"It's powered by casually great, lived-in acting, particularly from Lembit Ulfsak as the old man under whose roof the gruff Chechen mercenary and his sensitive young Georgian foe find themselves facing off."
The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016)
"While The Handmaiden is an empirically gorgeous movie no matter what's happening on screen, it also has no business being two-and-a-half hours long. It loses its momentum in the third act -- but lordy, those first two acts."
Being 17 (Quand on a 17 ans) (2016)
We Are X (2016)
Command and Control (2016)
The Hollow (2016)
The Lennon Report (2016)
Girl Asleep (2016)
The Babadook (2014)
"There are legitimate terrors here -- legitimate because, as any bleary-eyed parent will verify, they come from a real and terrible place. And for those who do enjoy at least some defiance of natural laws, The Babadook has that too."
Danny Says (2016)
"It's not that there isn't the germ of an interesting history lesson in Fields' life, and its swell that he's still alive to tell his stories, but the 104-minute Danny Says feels like it lasts a lifetime."
The Lovers And The Despot (2016)
Spa Night (2016)
Kampai! For the Love of Sake (2016)
Operation Avalanche (2016)
Silicon Cowboys (2016)
"The unacknowledged irony is that [Halt and Catch Fire] didn't really find its voice until it moved away from the Compaq story in its second season, but Silicon Cowboys tells the true story very well indeed."
Max Rose (2016)
"The plodding, maudlin Max Rose's best moments rely heavily on the audience's familiarity with Jerry's persona, and while it's great to see him busting out some of his old schtick... it doesn't fit the character at all."
"Crunchiness aside, Racing to Zero is an interesting look at one aspect of the city's infrastructure with plenty of pleasant eyenoise in the footage of the trash-processing plants, even if it's sometimes marred by unneeded on-screen text."
Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016)